Bhavana was born on June 6, 1986. Bhavana is a South Indian actress who acts in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. Bhavana made her debut in Kamal’s Nammal which won her critical acclaim and various honours, including the State award. This Thrissur girl, whose real name is Karthika, is the daughter of Asst. Cinematographer, G.Balachandran Menon and Pushpa. Bhavana has one brother named Jayaddev currently living in Vancouver, Canada. Bhavana debuted in Malayalam film Nammal opposite newcomers like Siddharth, Jishnu and Renuka Menon.
The film was a big success and she got several offers in Malayalam. She has acted with almost all actors of Malayalam including Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Jayaram, Prithviraj, Kunchacko Boban, Jayasurya etc. Then in 2003, she became the part of big hit movies like Chronic Bachelor, C.I.D.Moosa, Swapnakoodu etc.In 2004 her career turned dim. Her movies like Youth Festival, Parayam, Bunglavil Outha etc bombed at the box-office. Bhavana appeared in an Item Number in the film Runway in 2004. Her career was not a successful one in 2004. Bhavana got the State Awardfor Best Character Actress for Daivanamathil in 2006. In 2006 she acted only two films. Chinthamani Kolacase, Chess were the films and were successes. Her latest movie Chotta Mumbai is an average hit with top Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal.